If you’re trying to make an ever-lasting impression, don’t look too far from a 1 carat diamond. Your partner is bound to be impressed and excited by it. If you’re in the market for a 1 carat diamond, keep these points in mind.
While it’s great to buy stuff online, for a product as expensive as a 1 carat stone, you need to find someone with experience. This means a store that’s had a long-standing reputation and is known for quality and authenticity. Having a certified jeweller will be an asset when you’re buying the stone. There will be solid, dependable guidance and a surety that comes from having bought a stone from a place that’s known. You don’t want your gift of love to be a blood diamond.
A one carat stone is expensive and can set you back from anywhere between 2000 to 20000 dollars, even more sometimes. So think about the number and what you’re willing to spend, before you get into the store. But here’s the thing- the carat alone is not what you’ll spend money on. There’s the design, the metal, other stones you’ll want- all of which will add to the amount you’ll eventually spend. You will need to go through the process with the jeweller to get some clarity and make decisions about what you’d like to spend money on.
A 1 carat diamond needs to be set in something that makes it shine. We’re talking gold or platinum, other diamonds or precious stones to show off this large stone- and the numbers add up. Whether you’re getting it for an engagement or just a gift, quality is important. You can enjoy your honeymoon stress free, knowing you have picked the right ring for your wife.
You’ll need to be patient because a one carat isn’t easily available in nature. If you don’t have the time to wait, then do consider the alternative- lab created diamonds. They are all the rage now and are similar to natural diamonds. You can design not just the setting but the stone as well- the colour, the material that goes into making the stone and the cut. Because it’s lab created, it has almost no imperfections, giving you great clarity.
While 1 carat is the end goal, it doesn’t all have to be from one stone. If you’d like, a collection of small diamonds can be set into a ring to add up to 1 carat. When set well, a line or many rows of diamonds, create a sense of largeness is size and as a bonus, they look beautiful as well. And did we mention the lower cost?
In fact, if you want to reduce the cost of the stone considerably, go just a point lower than 1 carat. A round number stone costs a lot more. A .9 is not a huge departure from the original size you wanted and doesn’t look discern ably different to the naked eye either. All these are good things. Make sure that your diamond has a certificate of authentication, from a reputed institute like GIA. If you ever want to resell or exchange your stone, you’ll need the certificate. Consider insurance too for more peace of mind.